|Debra Caplan 19December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)|
Debra Caplan was interviewed on December 19, 2011 by Christa Whitney at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C.
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|Charles Corfield 5july2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
Charles Corfield begins his interview with a briefing on his limited knowledge of his family's lineage. With two parents from Wales, Charles remembers his life in the newly developed, liberal democratic, and diverse town of Win Garden City in the United Kingdom. His life growing up was very secular, and he remembers the tolerance of his community. He reminisces about how the town's shul was built next to the Friend's meeting house, as one of many examples of his town's common ongoings...
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|Elaine Trehub 20January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)|
Elaine Trehub was interviewed by Sara Israel on January 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Elaine was born in Mattapan, Boston, in 1928. The Blue Hill Avenue neighborhood of Mattapan where she grew up was the heart of Bostonâs vibrant Jewish community from the 1920s to the 1950s. Elaine lived in one of the neighborhoodâs iconic triple-decker houses, surrounded by family. Her grandfather, who lived with them, was strictly observant, but her father was not...
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